Johnny Cash’s Iconic Tennessee Lakefront Estate Sells for $3.2 Million — See Pictures!
The iconic lakefront estate that once belonged to Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash has sold. A local couple purchased the property just outside of Nashville for $3.2 million.
The legendary property sits along the waterfront in Hendersonville, Tenn., an affluent Nashville suburb that is home to a number of country music business movers and shakers. The Hendersonville Standard reports that local hedge fund manager Cristan Blackman and his wife, Tina Blackman, bought the land from Lakehouse Holdings, a limited liability company owned by Texas businessman James Gresham.
“It’s such a majestic piece of property,” Cristan Blackman says. “My wife and I are honored to own it.”
Johnny and June Carter Cash resided for more than three decades in a 14,000-square-foot home that hosted a number of celebrities and dignitaries over the years, including Bob Dylan, Al Gore and Billy Graham. The couple lived there from 1968 until their deaths in 2003. Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb purchased the estate in 2005, and the main house burned to the ground during renovations in 2007. The property has changed hands several times since, most recently going on the market in 2019 for $3,950,500.
The Blackmans plan to build a new home on the property and reside there. Their new home is still in the planning stages, but Cristan Blackman — who can recall riding in his grandfather's boat as a child and looking up at the Cash estate in wonder — says he won't do anything to dishonor the legacy of the estate, which was designated with a marker from the Tennessee Historical Commission in 2019.
“I respect the property and I respect the community,” he states.
The former Cash estate features more than 1,000 feet of lake frontage and lush, spectacular views in every direction. A stone wall surrounds the entirety of the gated property, and there are beautiful rock walls and terraced steps all over the land.
A swimming pool, tennis court and covered boat dock are among the entities that survived the fire in 2007 and are still intact today, as well as a one-bedroom apartment building that June Carter Cash once used as a place to store her costumes.
Scroll through the gallery below to view the legendary estate.
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